January 2012 — New Release
A new license plate frame is now available from Cruiser Accessories. The new design shown in the image below, Morphed Skulls, is also the subject of the US Design Patent #D656,872. A combined design effort with Synthesis brings this new frame with a cool 3D artistic presentation.
This frame is Zinc, in Die Casting, then chrome plate. The center skulls are an emblem which can come off, then flip around so the frame looks right upside down. The right-side up or upside down orientation is done to fit different vehicles — because the space available for a license plate frame is not the same for all vehicles. Plus it gives one more aspect available to customize the look on the vehicle.
Understanding how things come together and work for the end customer is an important aspect of design. At Synthesis we believe it’s Fusing Ideas, Science and Style that brings about excellence in product design. Even if this is not to your taste, the blending is unmistakable.
A new license plate frame, one we call “Morphed Skulls”, is now available. (That’s not the name you’ll find in stores, but that’s what we call it in development.) Obviously it’s not to everyone’s taste, but definitely a feat for an artistic rendering in 3D CAD modeling. And, it is pretty well receive in the retail stores. This and other frames with design origins at Synthesis are available at select auto parts retailers. Just look in the license plate frame display areas and you’ll likely see several done by us.
As an example of meeting various conflicting requirements, the skulls on the frame emphasize an essential blend of the artistic, the functional, and the manufacturing requirements to make a desirable product. It all comes together in the design phases, and the result is a balance. If the balance is good, the product is sweet. Of course, this website is full of images showing artistic presentation in 3D parts. This license plate frame is just the start — and you can see a lot more in the portfolio slideshow and in the article on Synthesis as the Design Department.
This frame is just one example of what you get with design help and product development services from Synthesis.